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Old 09-28-2009, 12:42 PM   #1, helping ugly ppl have sex since 2001
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Everyone's nightmare: Nail in semi-new tires.

So I bought a set of tires (Potenza RE040) in April. Yesterday when I was doing my brakes, I noticed that there's a nail in the tread.

These are Z rated tires. My friend told me because it is Z rated, they are harder to patch up. Something about patching it from the inside?

Is this true? What should I do?
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Old 09-28-2009, 01:26 PM   #2
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go to the tire shop that you bought them from and ask if they have a road hazard warranty. That covers things like nails in tires and you don't have to pay for the labor. Best patch is to do it from the inside.
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Take them back to where you bought them and they are usually covered by the shop's warranty.

It is the advantage of buying tires locally (vs going to Tirerack).
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Patching it from the inside is the best way of repairing any tire. My fiance got a nail in one of tires on her MR2 Spyder, and I took it to my local tire shop just last week where they charged $22 to fix it.
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Old 09-28-2009, 04:07 PM   #5
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if you are anal, get a patch plug, it literally looks like an engine valve, but is a patch with a center piece which u pull out from the inside of the tire. u get the best of both a tire patch, and a tire plug do.

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if you are anal, get a patch plug, it literally looks like an engine valve, but is a patch with a center piece which u pull out from the inside of the tire. u get the best of both a tire patch, and a tire plug do.

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Go to a shop and tell them you want a COMBINATION PATCH

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